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Nov 29, 2012 2:30am PST
anywhere and i'll do whatever it takes to get this done. it's too important for washington to screw this up. now's the time for us to work on what we all agree to which is let's keep middle class taxes low. that's what our economy needs. that's what the american people deserve. >> the white house is also turning to social media in a new twitter hash tag to spread his message. >> today, i'm asking congress to listen to the people who sent us here to serve. i'm asking americans all across the country to make your voice heard. tell members of congress what a $2,000 tax hike would mean you to. call your members of congress. write them an e-mail, post it on their facebook walls. you can tweet it using th the #my2k. not y2k, #my2k. >> they showed support for cutting a deal with the president. yesterday the oklahoma republican repeated his belief that congress should start by locking in tax cuts for the middle class. >> in my view, we all agree that we're not going to raise taxes on people that make less than $250,000. we should just take them out of this discussion right now, continue to fight ag
Nov 30, 2012 2:30am PST
court, pressing it to investigate israel's practices in the occupied territories. >>> in washington, lawmakers are already threatening to cut millions of dollars in aid to the palestinians should they use their new status to go after israel. >>> the united states senate is ready to consider broad new economic sanctions against iran. and they are aimed at choking off that country's energy and shipping sectors that are believed to keep its nuclear program afloat. yesterday the u.s. gave tehran a march deadline to begin cooperating with a u.n. nuclear investigation. the agency's been trying unsuccessfully for the past year to determine if iran is developing a nuclear weapon. >>> at the newseum in washington last night, hillary clinton offered a hint of optimism that diplomacy was still a possibility. >> we continue to believe that there is still a window of opportunity to reach some kind of resolution over iran's nuclear program. now, i'm not, you know, a wild-eye ed optimist about it, t i think it's imperative that we do everything we can unilaterally, bilaterally, multilaterally to t
Nov 15, 2012 2:30am PST
. so impressive. this is the top of mt washington, the highest spots on the eastern seaboard, 6,000 feet. a weather observer said this was an awesome sight. one of the best shows in a long time in northern new england. haven't heard of any tonight. but, you know, you can go to space weather website and they try to predict when these will happen. usually it is in the northern latitudes. as far as the forecast, a quiet day out there. we have rain in charlotte, north carolina, to columbia and through south carolina. a little bit of a wet drive through 95 and up into the areas around fayetteville. this is exiting during the day to day. it's not going to last too long or be anything severe. so that's good. temperatures as peter was mentioning, chilly across the country. but as we would expect now as we get into our cold weather season, as far as airports go and travel, there's really no snow and sno freezing rain or anything to talk about. this afternoon, a very quiet beautiful day. temperatures will be in the 40s and 50s. the storm i was talking about the last couple days, for once,
Nov 27, 2012 2:30am PST
in running for the seat. >>> this morning's "washington post" says private talks between president obama and top republicans including house speaker john boehner are accelerating. but the white house must contend with members of his own party who are pushing back against proposals that significantly reshape entitlement programs like medicare and social security. white house press secretary jay carney said yesterday the president is open to compromise and should republicans make a realistic proposal on taxes, they will meet them halfway. >> math tells us that you can't get the kind of balanced approach that you need without having rates be part of the equation. we haven't seen a proposal that achieves that, a realistic proposal, that achieves that. the reality is, closing loopholes and ending deductions as an alternative to raising rates on the top earners, top 2%, those making over $250,000, sounds good, but you have to look at the actual contents of those proposals. >>> and a new poll shows the majority of americans do want compromise in order to avoid the fiscal cliff. 67% say a deal s
Nov 16, 2012 2:30am PST
washington and cairo and, of course, jerusalem, too. a lot of pressure is coming from america but at the same time, america has said to israel before this all started, almost gave them the green light really saying america agreed that israel needs to do what it needs to do to defend itself so that was giving israel the permission to respond to what after all was a hundred palestinian rockets fired into israel in five days before israel retaliated. >> all right. nbc's martin fletcher. we appreciate the report and obviously stay safe for us over there. >>> also this morning, general petraeus, retired david petraeus red heading to capitol hill where he'll testify. he is expected to focus on the time line of exactly when the agency knew the attack on the american consulate was an act of terrorism and not a protest gone wrong as first suggested. in a close session yesterday members of the house and senate intelligence committee saw for the first time surveillance video and drone recordings of the attack as it unfolded. public hearing on benghazi apparently are in the works general petraeus still d
Nov 21, 2012 2:30am PST
hampshire who called for bipartisanship during his time in washington. he passed away on monday from complications from lymphoma. he warned against large federal deficits and was a fierce critic of the reagan administration in the 1980s iran-contra affair. >> the american people have the constitutional right to be wr g wrong. and what ronald reagan thinks or what oliver north thinks or what i think or what anyone else thinks makes not a whip if the american people say enough. there comes a point that the views of the american people have to be heard. >> the new hampshire senator didn't seek re-election in 1992. later saying "i can see the republican party gradually being taken over by movement conservatives and self-commissioned christian soldiers whose social agenda i found repugnant." warren rudman was 80. >>> as the president considers his cabinet for a second term, the "wall street journal" reports eric holder will likely stay on, at least for the start of the new administration. holder clashed with congress for refusing to turn over certain documents in the fast and furious gun
Nov 20, 2012 2:30am PST
in congress. >>> investors are responding to reports of washington's newfound confidence on reaching a budget deal. the dow climbed 160 points in yesterday's session. for more on this, let's go to cnbc's steve sedgwick live in london. >> reporter: this market has been pummeled since the electric on concerns about the fiscal cliff, amongst other things. the earning season hasn't been great either. we've fallen 7% since the electric. the last two days we've seen a little reversal of that. the s&p, wide measure, of course, of u.s. stocks has rallied over 2% in the last couple of days. and that is on hope for pragmatism between republicans and democrats. the market having a bit of a respite moving above key technical levels. some companies reporting such as lowe's, tyson food, well praised by the market and getting big gains to the upside if they beat expectations, which very few companies have done in the recent earning season. the good news actually does continue as well. good home sales in the states yesterday. 11.1% is the year-on-year home sales, 2.1% increase over the previous month shy of
Nov 28, 2012 2:30am PST
closed doors in washington to try to hammer out a deal. >> rather than sitting down with lawmakers of both parties and working out an agreement, he's back on the campaign trail presumably with the same old talking points that we're quite familiar with. look, we already know the president's a very good campaigner. we congratulate him on his reelection. what we don't know is whether he has the leadership qualities necessary to lead his party to a bipartisan agreement. >> and at least one top republican is now pushing members of his party to can you tell a deal with the president right now. tom cole of oklahoma urged fellow members to accept a plan tell a deal with the president right now. tom cole of oklahoma urged fellow members to accept a plan for taxes. senate democrats are optimistic that more members of the republican party will be willing to step away from their pledge with grover nornorquist. >> republicans are deciding they no longer want to be married to this pledge. republicans are saying they want a divorce from grover norquist. that alone is a leading indicator that the
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